Service center industry vet Mike Padden dies

Jan 21, 2014 | 04:23 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, service centers, Richard Michael Padden, obituary, Midwest Associates, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Steel industry veteran Richard Michael Padden, owner and president of Midwest Associates Inc., has died after a brief illness. He was 94.

Padden, better known in the steel industry as Mike, served with U.S. Steel Supply, the former distribution arm of Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel Corp., for 34 years. He....

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